Gauging growth in the most challenging environment in decades – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Michael Whitmire, CPA Contributor Michael Whitmire, CPA, is co-founder and chief executive officer at Los Angeles-based FloQast, Inc., a developer of accounting close management software. Traditionally, measuring business success requires a greater understanding of your company’s go-to-market lifecycle, how customers engage with your product and the macro-dynamics of your market. But in the most…

API platform Postman delivers $150M Series C on $2B valuation – TechCrunch

[ad_1] APIs provide a way to build connections to a set of disparate applications and data sources, and can help simplify a lot of the complex integration issues companies face. Postman has built an enterprise API platform and today it got rewarded with a $150 million Series C investment on a whopping $2 billion valuation…

IBM Cloud suffers prolonged outage – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The IBM Cloud is currently suffering a major outage, and with that, multiple services that are hosted on the platform are also down, including everybody’s favorite tech news aggregator, Techmeme. It looks like the problems started around 2:30pm PT and spread from there. Best we can tell, this is a worldwide problem and involves…

New Harness product lets engineering teams monitor cloud spending in real time – TechCrunch

[ad_1] One of the big advantages of using the cloud is ease of deployment. For engineers, being able to dial up infrastructure resources means being able to develop without delays, but it can also lead to big bills at the end of the month if you don’t know what you’re spending. Harness wants to help…

Silverfin wants to modernize accounting software with its cloud service – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Meet Silverfin, a startup focused on accounting software. This isn’t about helping small startups handle accounting tasks themselves. Silverfin wants to build the cloud service for small and big accounting firms — Salesforce, but for accounting. The startup just raised a Series B funding round led by Hg — Index Ventures led the previous…

IBM confirms layoffs are happening, but won’t provide details – TechCrunch

[ad_1] IBM confirmed reports from over night that it is conducting layoffs, but wouldn’t provide details related to location, departments or number of employees involved. The company framed it in terms of replacing people with more needed skills as it tries to regroup under new CEO Arvind Krishna. “IBM’s work in a highly competitive marketplace…

Join Box CEO Aaron Levie May 28th at noon PT/3 pm ET/7 pm GMT – TechCrunch

[ad_1] We’ve been on a roll with our Extra Crunch Live Series for Extra Crunch members, where we’re talking to some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley about business, investment and the startup community. Recent interviews include Kirsten Green from Forerunner Ventures, Charles Hudson from Precursor Ventures and investor Mark Cuban. Next week, we’re…

6 CISOs share their game plans for a post-pandemic world – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Oren Yunger is an investor at GGV Capital, focused on enterprise IT infrastructure, development tools and cybersecurity. He was previously chief information security officer at a SaaS company and a public financial institution. Like all business leaders, chief information security officers (CISOs) have shifted their roles quickly and dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, but…

BetterCloud scores $75M Series F as SaaS management needs grow – TechCrunch

[ad_1] BetterCloud gives IT visibility into its SaaS tools providing the means to discover, manage and secure those tools. In the middle of a crisis that has forced most companies to move workers home, being able to manage SaaS usage in this way is growing increasingly significant. Today the company announced a $75 million Series…